Welcome to RAC's Gallery
We’re open 6 days a week (the gallery is closed on Monday) and admission is free.
Drop by our light, airy first-floor gallery to explore stimulating high-quality art that changes each month.
During the course of a year we display diverse woOrks in all media – acrylic, computer art, drawings, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, prints, sculpture and watercolor. Download the 2014 Exhibition Calendar
Our goal is to provide maximum exposure for the talents of RAC members. Six exhibitions include 40-80 works exclusively by RAC exhibiting members … all members and the public have the opportunity to be juried into three other exhibits … and the first exhibit each year features artwork by RAC instructors and students.
NEXT EXHIBITION RECEPTION:
Current Gallery Exhibition:
35th Community-Sponsored Awards Exhibit
through April 27
High-quality artwork in all media is featured in this exhibit. Best in Show was awarded to Julie Frank for her photograph, “Legs." Frank (right) joined first place category winners (from left) Oils - Wendy Moore, Drawings - Dan Long, Watercolors - Amy Skillin, Photography - Richard Ventre, Sculpture - Deborah Rauh. Not present were Lois Weingarten, the Acrylics winner, and Lynn Stephens Massey, the Mixed Media winner. Click for names of all winners in each category.
Karl Soderlund, who is well known for his portraits, seascapes and landscapes, selected the winner from entries submitted by 90 RAC exhibiting members. He says, “This exhibit is comprised of numerous categories, many of which had great depth in the quality of work shown, which made judging very difficult.
“As a judge, a teacher and an artist I look for quality and expression -- art that not only is a strong piece of work with foreground, depth and detail but is also able to communicate its own story. This is done in many ways and is often left to the interpretation of the audience.
“When deciding on Best In Show, I narrowed my choice to two different art works. While "Setting Up" showed great talent with classic use of color and values, "Legs" took the quality to another level with its use of light, contrast and the subtle view of steam rising off the legs.”
Tom Kretsch, the exhibit chair, says, “RAC is grateful to the businesses and individuals who donated more than $4,000 dollars in prizes for the winners of this popular exhibition.”
Sponsors are Orchard Farm Foundation, Edward and Linda Hortick, Artists Market, Fairfield County Bank, Darien Rowayton Bank, Geary Gallery, Rowayton Market, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Christine and Roy Thompson, Jerry’s Artarama, Darien Sport Shop, Rowayton Fuel & Oil, Halstead Property, Merion Frolich, Nina Pallesen Craig, Robert and Dee Sachs and William Raveis Real Estate.
Exhibition judges and jurors are recruited from throughout the regional arts community -- professional artists, curators, gallery directors, academics and instructors. Award winners are announced during the free reception for each exhibit.
January 12-25 -- "From the RAC Studio" (RAC instructors and artists who participated in 2013 classes and/or workshops)
In addition to the exhibitions in our full gallery, we occasionally present special shows in RAC’s smaller Portside Gallery. Click below for show details.
May 31-June 6 – "Paint Rowayton Plein Air Show" (open to all)